Rhythm and Roots

Music from Saharan Cellphones Volume 2 Kickstarter

[gigya height=”360″ src=”http://www.kickstarter.com/swf/kickplayer.swf” flashvars=”backcolor=000000&file=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fksr%2Fprojects%2F232521%2Fvideo-150124-h264_high.mp4&image=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fksr%2Fprojects%2F232521%2Fphoto-full.jpg&project_creators=A+World+Music+project+by+Christopher+Kirkley&project_title=Music+from+Saharan+Cellphones+Volume+2+LP&project_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2F454629120%2Fmusic-from-saharan-cellphones-volume-2-lp&screencolor=000000&skin=%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fswf%2Fkickskin.swf” width=”480″ ] After successful Kickstarter funding a year ago the first volume of “Music from Saharan Cellphones” was officially released, a brilliant look into the culture of sharing music on mobile phones in the Sahara. The… Read More

Awesome Music from Africa

A little look at a handful of exciting music released this week which concentrates on new and forgotten music from the African continent. First up Awesome Tapes from Africa‘s first official release as a label. The blog has… Read More

Music from Saharan Cellphones

About a year ago musicologist/blogger Chris Kirkley released two intriguing cassette mixtapes of music from western Africa. Music from Saharan Cellphones Volume I & II offered a glance into the mobile phone phenomenon in the Malian town of… Read More